A Louisiana-based construction equipment company is buying land at McClellan Business Park in North Highlands for an expansion. McClellan's Ken Giannotti says it's another sign the region's construction industry is growing again.
"Late last year and this year," says Giannotti, "what we're seeing is the smaller construction-oriented tenants are again starting to look for additional space."
H&E Equipment Sales is buying three acres at McClellan.
"This location allows them to serve the entire I-80 corridor from the Bay Area to Auburn," says Giannotti. "They found it to be very well located in terms of the customer base that they're trying to expand."
H&E sells and rents earthmoving equipment, cranes and industrial lift trucks. H&E also has a site in Rancho Cordova. Giannotti says other construction-oriented companies that expanded or moved to McClellan in the past year include: Roofing Supply Group, Berger Steel, and Unison Comfort Technologies.
Late last year, McClellan sold 41 acres to Jacksonville, Florida based U.S. Cold Storage. The company is planning to build a 700,000 square foot food distribution warehouse later this year.
Other companies at McClellan include: the California State Parks Museum Collection Center, aerospace company Northrop Grumman, Sacramento Container Corporation, Blue Diamond Growers and Beutler Air Conditioning and Plumbing.
In the past ten years, McClellan Business Park has leased about 6.5 million square-feet of space to about 230 companies.